Pearl Jamboree
Corvell Harrison
Corvell Harrison
Posted Aug 23, 2008

Pearl High School hosted Madison Central and Northeast Jones Friday night as each school made the final adjustments heading into the 2008 season opening weekend. A handful of college prospects took part in the jamboree.

Northeast Jones

Perhaps the top prospect for the Tigers in attendance was junior middle linebacker Corvell Harrison. Harrison, 6-3 225, is quite a handful. He trusts his instincts and breaks on the ball carrier with confidence.

I suspect he may grow into a defensive end. He has the frame to carry the additional weight needed to seal the edge.

Like most players he got a little winded in the central Mississippi humidity, but come mid-season Harrison will be well worth the price of admission.

Corvell's older brother, Cory Harrison, plays wide receiver and a little running back for Coach Bubba Hathorn's Tigers.

Cory found the endzone twice thank in large part to his ability to run through arm tackles. The older Harrison, 6-1 198, is entering his senior season looking for his first offer. A handful of schools are following Harrison's progress this season.

Senior quarterback Chucky Nichols looks very good running the option. He reads the defensive end well and he makes the right decision more times than not.

Nichols is very good at evading pressure and he left several pass rushers grasping at thin air.

Nicholls State, Southeastern Louisiana among other schools have expressed interest in Chucky.

Madison Central

Senior linebacker Will Martin transferred to Madison Central after spending last season with Kosciusko.

Will, a Southern Miss commitment, is a very physical player who does not shy away from contact. What I like most about Martin is his passion for the game.

The Jaguars scored their first touchdown of the evening on a fumble return for a score. Following the touchdown, Will bounced around like a jumping jack waiting for the kicking team to come on to the field.

I am told junior quarterback Peyton Johnson's future may be in college baseball, but on the high school level he is a very crafty quarterback.

Johnson showed tremendous poise. He shook off the effects of an early interception and came back to lead the Jaguar offensive on the ground and through the air for a pair of scores against Northeast Jones.

Perhaps his best play on the night was a beautifully timed fade route for a score to sophomore wide out Tobias Singleton.

Defensive end Carlton Martin is one of the top rising junior prospects in the state of Mississippi.

Martin is listed at 6-3 245 and after having the chance to eyeball him after the game I can say those measurements appear to be accurate.

Carlton is expected to be a full qualifier and a prospect who will have more than a couple of options to play college football.

Junior defensive lineman Brian Bennett comes in at 6-2, 255. Bennett gave his man an assortment of challenges in both halves of football. He uses his hands well and he did a nice job of shedding blocks.


Nathaniel Worrell committed to Southern Miss a few months back. After seeing him play in person, it is clear why the Golden Eagles like Nathaniel.

Worrell is playing his first season at Pearl after transferring in from Koscisusko. Worrell and his father, an assistant coach, made the move along with former KHS head coach John Perry.

Nathaniel has an excellent frame and it is clear that his best days lie ahead of him. After a year or two in the weight room, Worrell has the potential to be a very solid player for Coach Larry Fedora and his staff in Hattiesburg.

Worrell is very athletic for a big man and he moves very well. I believe some other schools may have missed the boat on Nathaniel.

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